Hi there! My three passions are teaching Spanish (13+ years), Yoga, and ESL! I have an Undergraduate and Master's degree in Spanish as well as an Endorsement in ESL. I have my 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification through Midtown Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Alliance. I am flexible and fun-loving. I make lessons interactive and engaging. I take pride in helping students succeed and find passion in their subjects. I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years! Many years ago, my doctors recommended that I try yoga to help with stress in my life. After many years of running marathons and half marathons, yoga also provided me a great physical workout but was more gentle on my body. I am a full time teacher, part-time yoga instructor, and dog mom. I found yoga during a time of extreme stress and anxiety in my life and fell deeper in love with yoga after dealing with some chronic pain issues and multiple injuries. I have been practicing yoga for over 15 years and decided to become a certified yoga instructor to share my passion with others. I currently teach at Midtown Palatine as well as through my own business called NamAshte Yoga. Yoga has provided me with a great physical workout while also being gentle on my body. In our yoga classes, we will gently ease into poses by moving, stretching, and unwinding. You will leave class feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. I truly believe that yoga is for everybody and every BODY, so no experience is necessary. As a high school Spanish teacher and ESL teacher, I am passionate about bringing creativity into each and every class. Just as my Spanish classes are never the same for my students, each yoga class is fun and unique!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2010
Master's in Spanish
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks English, Spanish
Has background check
Ashley caters each class to me. She always asks what I would like to focus on, and then she comes up with nice sequences and stretches based on my energy level. Her smile is genuine and her cueing is so clear that I don't need to wear my glasses or look at her on screen all the time.
My daughter really enjoyed the Yoga session with Ashley. She communicates so well and makes you feel very comfortable and enjoyable at class.
Highly recommend Ashley for private and group yoga sessions. I recently attended a private session with Ashley. Right off the bat, she catered the practice to my needs and my goals and was extremely encouraging throughout the session.